A holy Anglo-Saxon family

The best known Wuffing king of East Anglia was Raedwald, who is almost certainly buried at Sutton Hoo, in a transitional style that befits a convert to Christianity. Anna (male despite the name) was his nephew and eventual successor and no fewer than four of his daughters, together with his son, were canonised.

Among Raedwald’s great-nieces, most of whom married before becoming nuns, was St. Wendreda, whose church (above) lies a mile south of March town centre, which is a further half mile from the station. St. Ethelreda (St. Audrey) and St. Seaxburgh (the ancestress of the House of Wessex, thus of Richard III and all later British monarchs) were among her sisters.

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Grandson of a Town player.


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